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Headlines for June 22, 2017


Globe and Mail
Ottawa professor jailed in France is being held for political purposes: lawyer

Donald Bayne said France is keeping Hassan Diab behind bars so it won’t be seen as soft on terrorism after a spate of recent attacks. And he said the Trudeau government is acting like a “passive little brother” to France by actively not raising his case.

CTV News – Montreal
Couillard government announces $1.3 billion education success plan

The Quebec government unveiled a new educational success plan on Wednesday, with a goal of increasing Quebec’s notoriously low high school graduation rate to 85 per cent by 2030.

Langley Advance
Kwantlen university announces new Indigenous studies program

‘First of its kind’ for university, which borrows its name from the Kwantlen First Nation.

The Hill Times
The federal government’s $221-million investment into innovation internships must include colleges and polytechnics

There is ample evidence that Canada’s R&D workforce requires a far more diverse set of credentials, with a strong need for skilled technicians, technologists, designers, and developers capable of translating theory and ideas into tangible innovations and real outcomes.

The Liberals are getting in their own way on gender equality in science

A lack of gender equality in science is holding Canada back. When will the government take real action?

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
U of Sask hires vice-provost for indigenous engagement

The University of Saskatchewan is bringing back a nationally recognized leader in providing educational opportunities for indigenous students.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University in Peterborough honours Chanie Wenjack, adds mandatory half-credit in indigenous-related study on National Aboriginal Day

Trent University approved 11 new recommendations on National Aboriginal Day, including the naming of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and a new requirement that all students take at least 0.5 credits’ worth of classes with indigenous content.

CBC News – Kitchener-Waterloo
Personality tests for med students show traits predicting success

Study suggests grades are weak predictors of clinical performance.

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